Stop for marathon runner Saúl

first_imgA physical wonder that has slowed down his progression, like that of the other footballers, due to the coronavirus pandemic that is ravaging the planet. An indefatigable Saúl that besides being indisputable for Cholo it is his wild card on the field. A patch that feels more comfortable playing midfield, as it has done regularly throughout the year, but can cover any of the bands, the left side, as he did again in the last league game against Sevilla and who has also come to exercise as central. The break can serve Saúl to recharge batteries and reach the end of the season like new when the competitions restart. In the last match played, the midfielder again made clear at Anfield that his physical deployment is essential for the team. Keep in mind that Saúl has played more than Oblak himself. Slovenian meta too He has been in eleven in 37 of Atlético’s 38 games this year, resting by technical decision against Cultural Leonesa, but unlike ‘8’ he did have to be substituted in one, at Reale Arena after suffering a hard blow to the auction that ended up assuming the second goal of Real Sociedad. In total Oblak has played 3,366 minutes, the second most of the team.The podium in terms of participation Thomas closes it, although already at a wide distance from the two leaders with 2,859 minutes. The signing that has played the most in Atlético is Philip, the great feeling of the team that has become a real wall in the center of defense. So what the Brazilian started the course as a central quarter in the squad and playing only one minute between the first five games, but since he managed to make a place for himself in the starting lineup, there is no one who threatens his power behind. Felipe is fourth on the list with 2,791 minutes. They come from behind Koke (2,605), Lodi (2,500), Morata (2,303), Correa (2,248), Trippier (2,187) and João Félix (2,114), all of them above 2,000 minutes. Saúl, like the rest of the staff, works alone at home so as not to lose an iota of his condition in a way that has allowed him to always be on the pitch except for disciplinary reasons. Saúl himself pointed out last Thursday in AS that “like everyone. We have no other choice. We have to be responsible and pay attention. You don’t have to leave home at all. It will have consequences, that is clear. But you have to have great mental strength to endure and not leave the home. “Now cross off the days to be able to continue accumulating minutes and kilometers as one of the most essential pieces for Atlético de Simeone. Saúl Ñíguez started the month of March celebrating eight years since his debut with Atlético’s first team. On March 8, 2012, at just 17 years old, the midfielder entered the Vicente Calderón pitch in the 84th minute to give Koke rest and take his first steps as a mattress maker in the round of 16 of the Europa League against Besiktas (3-1). A very significant substitution between two of Simeone’s untouchables. If the captain was irreplaceable during his injury leave, Saúl directly has lost just 90 minutes in the entire season and it was by sanction in the tie in Granada (1-1) after seeing his fifth yellow card in the League against Espanyol. That is to say, the ‘8’ has been on the field in 3,420 of the 3,510 minutes that Atlético has played this course among all competitions, with three extensions included (final of the Spanish Super Cup against Real Madrid, Copa del Rey against Cultural Leonesa and Champions against Liverpool). last_img read more

Smurf Festival – The Hidden Gems of Belgium organised in Mumbai

first_imgOn the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Smurfs, Wallonia in India (AWEX Mumbai), Consulate General of Belgium, Visit Brussels represented by AVIAREPS in the Indian market and Wallonia Belgium Tourism jointly organised a ‘Smurf Festival’ in association with Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) recently in Mumbai.Peter Huyghebaert, Consul General of Belgium in Mumbai and Anoop Mehta, President – BDB inaugurated the event and welcomed guests to spend their evening discovering the Hidden Gems of Wallonia and Brussels.Adding light to the event, Huyghebaert said, “This event was organised, as we realised that even regular visitors to Belgium are not always aware of some of the hidden gems of Belgium. One of those is the new sensation that the capital city of Brussels is creating with the Beer Palace which will be opened near the Grand Place. Another fact includes the city of Dinant, which was voted one of Europe’s Best Destinations in 2019.”Talking on Belgium’s promotional goals for 2019, Huyghebaert added, “We already witnessed an uptick in the number of Indian tourists to Belgium in 2018, but we would like to attract an increased number of visitors from India to our country. We are thereby focusing on promoting a number of less well-known but attractive touristic attractions or ‘hidden gems’, as we call them in Belgium.”During the event, guests including children, who took a plethora of pictures with Smurfs and Tintin, along with getting tattoo designs of their favourite characters. They enjoyed playing Belgian Bingo and entertaining quizzes to win exciting prizes brought straight from the streets of Belgium. The guests got their hunger pangs calmed by indulging in a spread of Belgian delights from chocolates to waffles to ice creams and delicious snacks.last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter The Bernic a new hote

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterThe Bernic, a new hotel located at 145 East 47th Street, is coming to the heart of Midtown Manhattan East. The hotel, set to open in September, will focus on keeping its guests connected to the world through art and technology, while simultaneously offering an authentic New York neighbourhood experience. Urban exploration and global inspiration will come together in this chic, smart hotel, where connectivity for every guest is of utmost importance.The 21-story boutique hotel will be home to 96 guestrooms, virtually all of which will be outfitted with private balconies. Floor-to-ceiling windows will offer a view so vivid guests will almost be able to touch the city’s iconic skyline. The building’s dual-level façade gives the illusion that each of the upper level floors and balconies is soaring freely in the sky, almost as its own distinctly separate building. From their artfully appointed rooms, urban explorers will be invited to take in the energy of historic Turtle Bay, while enjoying the hotel’s elegant, authentic service and attention to detail. A stay at The Bernic promises to be filled with delightful surprises.The property is just steps away from the United Nations Headquarters, the shops of Fifth Avenue, the centre of Corporate Headquarters, such as Avon, IPG, Colgate, Grant Thornton and HSBC, and the Chrysler Building, as well as the leisure attractions of Rockefeller Center and Times’ Square Theater District. Nearby Grand Central Terminal offers easy access to every subway line, making trips to downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn destinations fast and easy.The property is poised to open just steps away from where Andy Warhol’s Factory once stood in historic Midtown Manhattan’s Turtle Bay neighbourhood, famous for its colony of visual artists and independent shops that has counted everyone from Bob Dylan to Jacqueline Onassis and Stephen Sondheim as its habitués. Drawing inspiration from the prominent creative figures of the past and its neighbour, the United Nations Headquarters, The Bernic has commissioned Ian Sklarsky as mixed media artist-in-residence. Sklarsky will produce murals that depict a worldview of iconic cityscapes using his signature blind contour technique. The metropolises – New York, Dubai, London, Paris, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Sydney and Tokyo – featured in the “eight cities of the world” motif adorning the guestrooms, hallways and lobby represent the forefront of global travel and accessibility, two aspects The Bernic embodies.“We hope that the opening sets off a full-blown renaissance of Turtle Bay, and reclaims the culture of yore, but with a modern touch,” said David Lopez, General Manager. “The Bernic will become a home away from home for the urban explorer that, at once, wants to be in the centre of the action with all of the comforts — while still enjoying the authenticity and culture of a real New York neighbourhood.”From the house-made signature lavender lemonade served daily and complimentary wine hour to the exquisite scent of white tea and thyme wafting through the halls, it’s the luxe touches that will make The Bernic an inherently chic yet conveniently casual stay. Each guestroom will feature decadent bath amenities by Beekman 1802, luxury linens and terry, Sealy luxury pillow top mattresses, iron and ironing boards, in-room safes, an in-room refreshment bar, in-room delivery service. Guests will have access to local fitness centres, laundry service, business stations and coffee machines and valet parking, nightly turndown service, and pre-arrival concierge are available as well. The Bernic will also offer complimentary ultra-high speed wireless connectivity in-room and throughout public spaces, accelerated cellular service through a Distributed Antenna System, in-room cordless phones and 43” flat screens with Apple TV technology, allowing guests to be fully accessible no matter the nature of their stay.The property will also be home to Allora, a 72-seat restaurant from Elio & Sons. Outfitted with a carrera marble bar and herringbone floors, Allora will transport diners to the spirit of old New York with a well-heeled twist. Allora’s menu will be rooted in Northern Italian-American specialties and will offer a wide selection of homemade pasta, as well superior grass-fed steaks aged in house for 28 days and classic seafood favourites like clams oreganata. Other specialties include tableside preparations of old-school favourites like a traditional caesar salad, the “Godfather” grilled branzino, flambées, zabaglione, and more. In addition, over 30 off-menu seasonal specials like pork chop etna and kobe beef ravioli, will be offered nightly. With a focus on traditional hospitality that emphasises the diner’s experience above all, Allora will offer a taste of Gotham as it once was.The interior and exterior designs, brought to life by Hersha Purchasing and Design and CD3 Architecture, are a mix of neo-modernism and deconstructed luxury that provide futuristic contrast to the classic brownstones of Tudor City. The glass and gunmetal façade is divided into two distinct volumes – the base follows street line while the upper portion of the building has a different feel, freely soaring into the sky. Outdoor balcony terraces bring another dimension, visually enlarging the footprint of the hotel. Upstairs, the Bernic boasts a luxury-level Penthouse, with 360 degree panoramic views of the city, as well as a rooftop sky lounge.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more